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Permanent tries to constantly work towards a more transparant and sustainable approach: a Permanent future.
We believe that we can always do better. This is what we have accomplished up until now:
A transparant pricing calculation is found in the description of every garment on our website.
We try to produce certain styles in house where we can as we would like to keep our minimum order quantity as low as possible. This concerns techniques such as screen printing, tie-dyeing, natural dyeing, garment finishing, crochet and sewing.
All information regarding the country of manufacturing, printing and labeling is shown for every garment.
We use different kind of packaging materials such as 100% compostable PLA packaging, GMO-free compostable bioplastic based on potato starch, recycled plastic, and recycled paper.
More information concerning our dyeing, printing and manufacturers can be found if you scroll down.
We produce and print our garments in different country which is written down in the description of each garment.
More information regarding these manufacturers:
Quinta & Santos, a Portugese company that specialises in dyeing. They have done some amazing work for us as they have natural dyed part of our collection. Quinta & Santos have a partnership with AMA herbal through which they have developed this dyeing process. Natural dyes are extracted from natural resources and the entire extraction process is carried out with water and is a 100% ecological practice. The remaining waste from the extraction has its use as biofuel, fertilizer or compost.
Fenoscandia is based in Portugal and manufactures 100% organic cotton garments for us. We are really pleased with their quality.
UK based Get a Grip Studio is a screen printing and DTG printing company which uses vegan approved 100% water based ink. They make use of sustainable packaging and produce recycled swing tags. Their studio is powered by renewable energy, all of the landfill they produce is used for electricity instead of becoming landfill.
Neutral®, a Danish based company which manufacturers 100% fair-trade GOTS organic cotton garments in India. We have to thank them for their incredible business model which is built on the highest social, ethical and environmental criteria for clothing production. Their production is powered by renewable energy.
Kingly is a Bulgarian company which produces accessories, they are ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified. Furthermore, Kingly is SEDEX SMETA Pillar 4 certified: this checks and confirms their business and environmental ethics including our supply chains and working practices. 3% of the net profits of their sock sales are being donated to charity.
Our natural dyed products are always pre-treated to make sure the dye will stick to the fabric well. However, please be aware that throughout the time the colour can slightly change or fade.
The colour may react to some deodorants and detergents. This can be because some natural dyes react to different pH levels. Therefore we recommend to hand wash them with pH neutral soap. Furthermore, don't dry clean the garment.
We have used different dyes throughout our collection:
Dried Walnut Husks
We have used it to dye a t-shirt together with used ground coffee. Coffee alone is not enough as it is rather a 'stain' than a dye. This means that it would otherwise fade easily over time. Therefore, we have added Dried Walnut Husks to create a rich coffee colour.
Dried Madder Roots
Madder is one the most ancient dyes of which its existence is known. It is a versatile dye which can create beautiful red colours. We have used the Rubia Tinctorium which is harvested in Southern Europe.
Avocado stones are not a completely 'light and washfast' dye material, therefore we will not use it on its own. We have used it together with Madder Roots Extract to create pink and red shades.
Cutch extract creates brown / red colours, and is made from the wood of the Acacia Catechu tree. To create an extract the wood is soaked in water until the liquid thickens. Then it is cooled, pressed, and dried until it can be turned into powder.
We use water-based ink instead of plastisol ink for all our printed designs, whether it is DTG or screen printing. This could be found in the description of every garment on our website.
Madeira Thread is used for our embroired garments which ensures resource-saving textile production.